Tennessee’s 2018 recruiting class got some good news on Wednesday when 4 star wide receiver Alontae Taylor recommited to the Vols. On Wednesday night however, the 2018 class took a bit of a hit with quarterback Michael Penix’s decommitment.
December 13, 2017
Penix committed to Tennessee in April and is rated as a three-star QB out of Tampa Bay Technical High School in Florida. The 247 Sports composite for the 2018 class has Penix rated as the 20th pro-style QB overall. Judging by his tweet, it seems that Jeremy Pruitt and his new staff are looking to go in a different direction.
With Penix out, it now leaves the Vols with only one quarterback in the 2018 class- Adrian Martinez. The four-star signal caller out of Fresno has been committed to the 2018 class since May, and according to 247 Sports, he is still considered a “hard” commit to the Vols, despite trending towards Nebraska as of late.
If Pruitt and company encouraged Penix to look elsewhere based on what they are looking for, you can be sure they will be looking to add another quarterback to the class in the coming weeks.